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Feb 20, 2013 7:00pm EST
of the economy, just not in one year. if you look at the nonpartisan shops who have looked at the impact on the economy, they all coalesce around one number. they say this sequestration if it takes effect and holds will take about .5% of gdp growth out of the 2013 economy. now, that doesn't sound very good to me. we were just talking about how the economy's already growing too slow as far as we're concerned. i don't believe the fourth quarter recessionary number. i think that's going to be revised up. but if you think this is an economy that can take a 50-basis point whack to gdp growth, perhaps we're in a different world. >> here's the thing, let's go through this. 44 billion is the real number and it's funny, i found this today courtesy of my friend. what is that? $44 billion of spending cuts is 2 1/4 of 1% of gdp. so these are such tiny -- but the benefits, the benefits of confidence and certainty and free markets, i think vastly overwhelm these keynesian multipliers. >> and there's really no such thing as a keynesian multiplier. i mean -- well, really. >> do we need a stretcher? >> d
CNBC
Feb 15, 2013 7:00pm EST
. and it is not in the interest of growing the economy of our country. >> okay. fine. but you know what? it doesn't really matter what they say because the sequester is going through in two weeks. trust me on that. and we have crunched the numbers, and the sequester only cuts 1.2% of the spending for the whole year. that's it. 1.2%. but guess what? cutting the growth of government spending will help this economy, not hurt it. "the kudlow report" begins right now. of. >>> and we have a very special on-set group with us tonight. i am totally surrounded. it is ladies' anytime. we have "time" magazine's ra rana faruhar, reason magazine's kathy mangle ward, katie burk, and hollywood star and town hall columnist morgan brittany. oh, my gosh. i don't know how i'm going to do this. first up, let's get the latest on the sequester scare tactics hysterics. i'm not hysterical, but our own hampton pearson joins us now with all the details. good evening, hampton. >> good evening, larry. all week long the senate appropriations committee among others has been hearing sequestration horror stories from major government agencies.
CNBC
Feb 22, 2013 6:00am EST
about. number one, is it because the economy is better or are they worried about creating an effect. the other thing is, were they trying to make credit so available that they risk ed -- remember they said that yesterday. they were trying to move it out the curve. >> and they were trying to -- >> but then people like santelli would say it they didn't realize what the possible outcome could be. >> ahead of this appearance, i would like to think about the downplays a minute. >> right. and in this latest fed, which is very transparent, a lot of times they've made some moves like this that are talked about and conjectured and all of a sudden they're available to come on. >> i bet he's one of the guys in the room who was making a big stink about where things are headed. >> the other thing that i wonder, given that everybody knows -- >> i think he's been concerned for a while. >> but given that there are minutes and everyone knows there are minutes being taken, i think if you are a hawk in all this, you show up in the meeting and you are as loud and as prod as humanly possible to get your
FOX News
Feb 20, 2013 1:00pm PST
immediately. it would be over time. jay carney insists just the fear out there is hurting the economy and the point is not whether it's march 1 or march 10. >> what happens on march 1? , march 2? when you say -- the president said hundreds of thousands of jobs. there's not going fob hundreds of thousands the first week. >> no, but there will be job losses. >> quantify this, you're scaring the public that this is going to be happen. >> so the you don't see economic firms are scaring the public and the cbo. >> how do you back up that it's urgent and hundreds of thousands of -- >> i would love to rewind to the questions i get the day of the gdp figure came out for the fourth quarter. the questions were alarming. maybe you were trying to scare the public but you asked sensible questions. one of the reasons we got the number we got despite other positive news was because industries, especially in the defense sector, were anticipating the implication of the sequester. >> so speakeron boehner is out with an op-ed that also warns about major deep cuts coming as well. he puts the own news on t
CNBC
Feb 20, 2013 4:00pm EST
, is the economy strong enough, corporations strong enough to stand on their own? fed is not going to pull the plug hon this any time soon, but the noises are out there. it's already spooky the market. once the fed is no longer juicing up this market, is there enough out there that's strong enough to keep it going? >> i really don't think that the fed is going to take any chances with what is so far a very tentative recovery. they know we'll already have quite a bit of fiscal tightening in 2013. we've got the sequestration that's almost certain to take effect, already had some pretty big tax increases. i can't see bernanke and janet yellin taking a risk with a premature taking away of the punch bowl but policy change in the rate overseas. europe and japan are looking much better i think in terms of the change in policy than the u.s., and i think the outperformance that we saw in the last part of last year can take hold again this year. >> yeah. allen gale, are you paid to put money to work, got to put some money to work or even if this market is going to see a correction of some kind. where would y
CNBC
Feb 20, 2013 6:00am EST
a question on everyone's mind -- how do we get the economy to grow from here? no one knows better than the leaders of corporate america. joining on set this morning, 32 adviser ceo robert wolfe. we'll have hanes celestial ceo irwin simon. and the kraft group president, jonathan kraft. >>> on the lighter side of things, spring is around the corner. that must meantime for baseball. white sox vice president ken williams will join us to talk business on and off the diamond coming up at 8:40 eastern time. >>> an interesting mix of topics in rotation today. first, let's get over to andrew with the top headlines. >> thanks. >>> boeing reportedly found a way to fix battery problems with its grounded 787. here's what's happening. involves increasing the space between cells in the battery. a source tells reuters the gaps between the cells were why there was overheating. we'll talk about that in a bit. >>> in other news on boeing, the company's engineers are split on a contract. the largest professional group approved the planemaker's latest contract offer. but members of a smaller technical unio
CNBC
Feb 19, 2013 7:00pm EST
of thousands of jobs in our economy at risk for a spew special interest tax loop holes. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm larry kudlow. this is "the kudlow report." you heard it. president obama slams the republicans, predicting dire results if they don't avoid the sequester. but is this the very same president obama who said this about that same sequester less than 18 months ago? >> some in congress are trying to undo these automatic spending cuts. my message to them is simp -- no. i will veto any effort to get rid of those automatic spending cuts domestic and defense spending. there will be no easy off-ramps on this one. >>> well, i wish he would make up his mind. remember, this was president obama's god. now he needs to blame somebody else for it. here's the thing, he should be embracing the sequester. why? smaller government is essential to a prosperous economy. as the mainstream media become the president's lapdog? are they just victims of president obama? even pillars of the media establishment are starting to complain about their lack of any access to the president. now, here's some
CNBC
Feb 21, 2013 6:00am EST
at the pump for the last month. joining us in the next hour, oil man boone pickens. so the economy is at the top of the hour. andrew will get you up to speed on the day's other headlines. >> hedge fund manager david einhorn is taking his apple campaign directly to shareholders. he's going to be hosting a conference call today to argue the merits of distributing hedging preferred stock which, of course, is what this big debate is about. einhorn is battling and seeking an injunction next week to abolish a system for issuing preferred stock. i got a letter overnight from the nation's foundation which has a stake in apple and they are pushing back against david einhorn, something we should probably talk about a little later. >> we will. >> also in the news this morning, boeing is expected to meet with the faa tomorrow and launch a formal plan to get its grounded 787 back into service. the company will be proposing a resign of the dreamliner's batteries. officials say the jets could be back in the air within two months. >>> finally, appear highser bush, inbev want a court to grant a sho
FOX News
Feb 22, 2013 3:00pm PST
humira, to help relieve your pain and stop further joint damage. >>> the overall effect on the economy is slow down the recovery. not only end up being direct job loss but because the economy is softer it means we won't be driving down unemployment as quickly as we should. >> are you willing to see a bunch of first responders lose their jobs? teachers laid off? air traffic controllers and airport security, hardship on a lot of people. seep yours, middle class families scram to believe find child care for their kids. bad idea. a bad idea. >> the sequester was the administration's idea. in they were president obama's idea. >> the so-called "sequester" was obama's idea in the first place. he signed it in to law. >> white house lemede recommendd this. >> bret: conservative group crossroad gps launched that ad today, that video. before that you saw the president at the white house. answering president at appearance with the japanese prime minister. bring in our panel. fredbars, "weekly standard." juan williams, columnist with the hill. syndicated columnist charles krauthammer. fred, where d
FOX News
Feb 20, 2013 7:00pm PST
under control in a way that would ultimately help the economy. >> let we get back to my first, if sequestration isn't, maybe we'd get as many as we might have if we spent money and if we're at the status quo. >> they're talking as far as jobs are concerned and the larger economy. if the government spends less in the larger economy, then it would cost some jobs overall. as far as the-- >> meaning slow growth, rather than cost jobs. >> exactly. as far as the military is concerned, there's a lot of controversy about this. you have a lot of republicans who are against sequestration, solely on the grounds of cuts to the federal government, excuse me to the defense department and you've heard today, leon panetta talking about hundreds of thousands of workers who will be furloughed and talked about damage to combat readiness and say there's an omb report, management and budget which says that they believe that the secretary of defense, and the president, do have the discretion to move money around so that combat readiness would not be affected by these things. >> byron, thank you. >>
MSNBC
Feb 21, 2013 2:00pm PST
world when you decide chopping down the government and hurting the economy is the smart move. but bring it all down is now the hard right battle cry. slash spending, short the pentagon. crew up traffic control whatever raises the noise level, bashes the democrats and lowers hope. is this the tea party dream? is this john boehner's version of feeding time at the zoo, giving the crazies what they want so they will sit in their seats and behave? is this final payment to insanity the last vestige of what calm republicanism is ready to cough up? but how else can you explain the readiness of the gop leadership to let this fraken stein's monster, it doomsday machine, this sequestration go all out berserk? how else can we understand the party of lincoln doing such economic damage to the republic, such damage and moral to the people. democrat ed rendell and republican michael steele. gentlemen, i want to start with you, michael, because i know you will disagree with me and that's what this is about. i read a lot of good reporting today, not analysis, but good reporting from your side of the aisl
CNBC
Feb 21, 2013 6:00pm EST
they turn from the dime? from the economy from smoking hot to ice cold overnight. can we go from thinking we are working our way out of a long-term jam to game over? the buzzer, that's what was swirling through everybody's heads today. the market got whacked again. we did have a bit of a late-day comeback. the dow sang nearly 47 points. and don't forget, yesterday the worst day of the s & p for the day. today, down another 1.04%. the speed things got negatively is breath taking, too breath taking if you ask me. considering my "squawk on the street" partner, how do things flip so quickly? sequester, housing, to europe, all went from benign to pernicious in one week. is that possible? >> i think things got more mixed, less positive. mixed dada doesn't jive with a market up 8%, where we were when things turned sour. not so negative. we should give up this week's gains. i said for many, too much negativity to handle without taking aggressive selling action. i get that. i don't dismiss anything as important as the huge down turn in commodities, the weaker auto and housing sales. the chatter of th
FOX News
Feb 21, 2013 3:00pm PST
on the economy if it were to take place. >> there were others like howard dean suggesting the president should let the sequester happen. to slice the pentagon's budget. dean telling the huffington post i'm in favor of the sequester. it's tough on things i care about a lot but the fact of the matter is you are not going to get another chance to cut the defense budget in the way it needs to be cut. white house officials disagree. as an outgoing defense secretary leon panetta who warned such deep cuts could leave america with a second rate military. you will remember republicans were furious before the election that the white house did not follow the warren act that requires employers to warn employees about the potential lay-offs. since furlough notices are only going out now, defense officials say they work at the pentagon until late april. even if the sequest starts on march 1. at the white house, ed henry. fox news. >> bret: the pentagon's budget chief says the effects of the cuts will be felt nationwide. he says the biggest potential losses will be in california, texas, georgia and virginia.
MSNBC
Feb 19, 2013 7:00pm PST
the economy or create jobs, it will eviscerate the job-creating investments. >> just ten days left to prevent $85 billion in spending cuts. >> the sequester. >> the sequester. >> the sequester. >> it won't consider whether we're cutting some bloated program or a vital service. >> it doesn't make those distinctions. if congress allows this meat cleaver approach. >> people are getting hysterical. >> thousands of teachers will be laid off. >> the president is count iing the republicans again. >> the president promised it would happen, he is the commander-in-chief. >> he would like to replace it. he has not put details out there. >> there is a stalemate, just ten days -- >> these cuts are not fair. >> the sky is falling, the sky is falling. >> they don't have to happen. congress has to act. >>> tonight, another dramatic deadline is looming for the financing of the government of the united states of america. in just ten days, an unprecedented $1.2 trillion in spending cuts will begin to take effect. and you know what that means for congress? that is right, six more days left of recess. that leaves
FOX News
Feb 21, 2013 6:00pm PST
, ignores an economy that is struggling, remember, it contracted in the last quarter, and it's projected to contract some more in the first and second quarter, ignored 23 million people who are out of work, ignored the fact that unemployment rates are going to go up. ignored 86 trillion dollars in unfunded liabilities. i'm embarrassed about that because the people in office that could do something about it are not doing anything about it. >> herman cain. >> and don't attack rush limbaugh-- >> herman cain you're a successful businessman and you've just made a bottom line argument that i love. if you look back at the last quarter of last year, what do you see? the defense department pulled spending and what happens? the gdp, the economy slows down. now we're approaching a sequester and pull money helter skelter from every skek tore, what do you think it's going to do to our economy. >> juan, you're wrong. >> it's going to hurt america. >> juan, you're dead wrong. those weren't the factors that caused the economy to contract. >> that's what the economy said, herman. >> those are the wrong e
CNBC
Feb 19, 2013 9:00am EST
to slow the rate of growth on a per capital ya basis to the rate of growth of the economy. in our opinion, that takes about $600 billion to do over a ten-year period. and it does such things as paying for incentives go to pay for quality rather than quantity. it has real cost sharing in there. it happens has mean testing. it has appropriate saving in there in order to take account of, you know, the aging of the population. >> not premium support or vouchers? >> no. we don't think that's something you have to go to in addition to slow the rate of growth to the rate of growth on the economy on a per capital basis. >> simon. >> i just wonder what you and your guests think about whether the ground is shifting on actually getting a deal, on getting something into law. in 45 minutes' time, president obama is going to attempt to pitch the jobs for firefighters over the sequester against further taxing of the rich. he clearly feels that he has greater political freedom in his second term. he has this huge organization attempt to go mobilize outside the beltway and the gop seems very divided. is t
CNBC
Feb 22, 2013 9:00am EST
economy will see back-to-back years of contraction for the first time. of course, now the focus turns to the weekend's italian elections. overnight in asia. shanghai is closing out its worst weekly loss in two years. nikkei managing to close higher. road map this morning starts with the markets. we' results from aig and upgrade for home depot helping stocks today, and hewlett-packard. >> hp is popping pre-market on the back of the earnings. sigh of relief for the investors as the company showed some progress with its turn-around. david will have the exclusive with meg whitman in just a few minutes. >> more signs of consumer trouble. nordstrom gives a weak outlook. darden revising lower its outlook for the year. >>> we start off with the markets. pointing to a big rally today as the market recovers from fears that the fed will halt its easing process sooner than expected. this after stocks post their biggest two-day drop of the year, closing at two and a half-week lows in the heaviest vim trading day in 2013. >> i feel that there were some calls yesterday on dennis garvin saying 100% c
CNBC
Feb 21, 2013 3:00pm EST
, stimulus program, is fundamentally good for the u.s. economy because it can stand on its own two feet, but within the market, probably there's some more risk in the smaller, lower quality, more cyclical companies that have taken the lead over the last couple of quarters, so we, for example, see real opportunities in what we believe to be high-quality growth companies, companies like oracle, colgate palmolive or one of the world's leading strong gas companies, praxair. >> an eclectic mix there. david steinberg, how would you navigate what appears to be a change in market sentiment as it pertains to the fed right now? >> i think it's just a temporary situation. watch what the fed is doing, not what they are saying. it could could very well have been a trial balloon they are sending up to maneuver, you know, the mentality of, you know, the markets. bottom line, bond yields are too low to make any money. equities can navigate different environments over the lounge run, and the fed is in a tough box with fiscal miss management out of washington where it's at. i right now don't think they h
CNBC
Feb 21, 2013 4:00pm EST
as holdings elsewhere outside, the teal in china, et cetera, what does it say about the global economy? >> we see everything for our business. it's continuing to do okay. you know. we have a big operation in japan. we're still doing reasonably okay in japan. china's a great growth opportunity as you saw for us. looking at brazil and other countries like that, and the u.s. market also is a good market so, you know, don't count out the u.s., so we're here. we've got to figure out some of the issues with product which we have. peter hancock has done an excellent job of bringing risk management into the u.s. marketplace so we're pretty comfortable we'll see growth around the world, and the economies so far have not really dramatically affected our business. >> bob benmosche, nice to have you on the program. >> thanks you. >> president and ceo of aing a. >>> up next, bob pisani and up next a u.s. executive calls french executives lazy. how about that. this is real, folks. he's got up in a public battle with the french. stay with us. you won't want to miss that. ss? at fidelity, we do it by merging
CNN
Feb 21, 2013 11:00pm PST
months out of since graduating i'm still struggling with. >> he's not alone. >> our economy is adding jobs but too many people still can't find full-time employment. >> when president obama took office, 134 million americans were working in nonfarm jobs. today, after massive losses and a slow recovery, we're only 1.2 million jobs better off. and many pay less than those that were lost. recent study by the center for college affordability found almost half of college graduates are now in jobs that do not require four-year degrees. things like janitorial services, taxi driving and retail sales. professor richard vedder at ohio university helped author that study. >> let's say each one of them were making $20,000 a year more in income, which is quite plausible. we are talking about $400 billion a year in lost wages. >>> numbers like that made some economic analysts argue that underemployment may be every bit as damaging to the economy as unemployment. and kellock irvin is caught in the middle of it all. for now he takes freelance jobs as a photographer and part-time work with moving comp
MSNBC
Feb 19, 2013 2:00pm PST
laid out for republicans. it's not just the economy that will suffer from the looming cuts next week. that's march 1st. national security will as well and it's seriously at risk. >> already the threat of these cuts has forced the navy to delay an aircraft carrier that was supposed to deploy to the persian gulf, and as our military leaders have made clear, changes like this, not well thought through, not phased in properly, changes like this affect our ability to respond to threats in unstable parts of the world. >> governor rendell, i just wonder what you think would be the situation, the scenario, if it comes to this. we pick up our paper some day and the newspaper said, carrier group can't make it to persian gulf for lack of funding. i mean, i just wonder if we're ready to face something -- i don't think we ever faced that in world war ii, in korea, in vietnam. we're unable to fight the wars we're in. >> chris, overall it's an incredibly bad situation for the country, and we can argue over who deserves the blame for this, and there's probably blame to go around, but right now the r
MSNBC
Feb 21, 2013 4:00pm PST
that says great. let's have sequestration. let's cut $85 billion out of the economy. let's remove hope from the country. i doubt that you read that it said take hope out of the country and ruin the economy. but i get your point. what i find interesting in your argument, chris, is that you seem to overlook the fact that you have just as many democrats out there screaming the same thing on the left. starti ining howard deem. also, the whole idea of sequestration emanated -- >> what office does howard dean own? >> i'm just saying. you're pointing and say ing say >> it pushes both of these folks -- >> i'm sosh ri. i just want to check your facts. what democrats holding office in the congress want to see sequestration. >> the ones who voted for it. starting with them. you mean this whole thing got passed just on republican votes? >> it was called kicking the can -- >> are you kidding? >> i'm going to ask you again, do you believe right now there are any democrats in the house or senate who want to see sequestration? >> yes. >> name one. >> there have been folks on the record, chris. i can't name
FOX News
Feb 15, 2013 6:00pm PST
. whether he also hear him about turning around the economy, and restoring credibility to the healthcare system. we are with a group of voters tonight that dayaled his speech and do they think he might have a spot sometime in the future at the white house? that lies ahead. with we welcome the author of "america the beautiful," dr. ben carson. welcome. >> thank you. >> doctor, you have gone viral. maybe not something you predicted in your life? >> yeah. usually in medicine when we think of viruses it's not a good thing. but this one turned out to be very good because i have been just overwhelmed by the responses. so many p are just overjoyed to hear some common sense." and i don't think that i put forth anything that is that intellectual challenging, it's just it's so much better than what we are hearing from washington. but it seems like a great revelation. you know, the important thing i think is to begin the dialogue. you know, some people say, you know, you can't say something like that in front of the president. when did this become a monarchy? we are the people. president works for
FOX News
Feb 22, 2013 7:00pm PST
for his overspending and they're creating real peril for the american economy, long-term substantive peril, all of the stuff that you just had on. this is been going on for, 20, 30 years, we're going to lose the statue of liberty and the buildings are going to fall down and no police on the street and i heard that when i was mayor of new york, i had to cut 2.3, 2.4 billion and they tried to make it sound like the city was going to disappear. we cut it, the city is better off than it's been before. and fiscal discipline is something that a president is going to have to bring to government. if he couldn't, it's hard for the legislator to do it. he's been fiscally the most undisciplined president in the united states. >> couple of things, the fact that he doesn't seem it remember it was his white house idea and he okayed it on the sequester and either means he has a bad memory, which is not a good sign or he's trying to be petty or trying now that he finds himself in hot water to blame somebody else that looks petty. the second thing for the life of me, i don't understand this and see if, if
FOX News
Feb 21, 2013 10:00pm EST
on the economy. >> we just keep spending more money, would he create more dependency. we get more and more irresponsible, one crisis to the next, all of them manufactured, except for the real crisis, which nobody ever addresses and that is we can't afford any of this. >> the sequester, real crisis or politics as usual or both. karl rove joins us, nice to see you, karl. >> greta, great to see you. >> greta: okay, karl, is this a real crisis for the nation or is this just politics as usual or both? >> it's a crisis in this regard. we're talking about cutting 2.3% out of this year's budget. this year's budget is bigger than last year's. it's not like we're cutting below what we spent last year, but we're taking 2.3% of this year's budget and cutting it. now, that's 85 billion out of a 3.554 trillion dollar budget. that is a -- that's $35,540 billions of dollars and we're trying to cut 85 out. if we can't do that, we're in real trouble because we'd have a huge spending problem in this country and we've got to start somewhere. look, i don't want to underestimate how difficult this is in the mid
MSNBC
Feb 21, 2013 3:00am PST
people have been coming from mexico. and part of that is the bad economy in the u.s. there's just fewer jobs. part of that is a good economy in mexico. part of it's our enforcement. and of course, drug cartels and the drug war in mexico have played a huge role. >> but james, republicans are going to have to talk about border security, border security, border security to sell the other part of this. we saw john mccain and jeff flake, the two senators from arizona, having to sort of go back and forth and back and forth and slowly move their constituents along. and the way they do that is by talking tough on the border. >> yes. and this is politics playing out. right after the election, even sean hannity said well, maybe i'm for some kind of a border thing. the people in the republican party voting in these republican primaries, they're not sold on this. and i think senator mccain found that when he went back to arizona. it's going to happen time and time again. and they do have to bring them along. >> it's going to be tough in louisiana, too, isn't it? >> very. >> mary landrieu. is mary,
MSNBC
Feb 21, 2013 8:00am PST
get breaks. homosexual couples do not. it costs the economy because money that's going into extra taxes, into these other expenses could be going into the economy to benefit everybody. >> suze, i know you did a special on this on cnbc last summer, and kind of big head scratcher out of this was that gay and lesbian couples pay more in this country to be treated unequally. >> so does that make any sense? it doesn't make any sense anymore. listen, we are 2013, and the time has come now that doma is ended, that everybody is treated equal. there should be no financial inequalities anywhere. there should be no emotional inequalities. as the governor will tell you, he not only considers this a civil rights issue, but it also is a financial issue as well. this is the time now starting in march when we're going to hear these arguments starting in the supreme court that hopefully we can get everybody on board to understand that everybody financially in my opinion is getting hurt by this. not just gay couples. >> governor, i want to give you the last word, and you talked about how the econom
MSNBC
Feb 22, 2013 3:00am PST
're going to cut everything right now, sequestration. it's going to slow down the economy. you've got democrats -- you've got the president running around because he only knows how to do one thing, ask for higher taxes. he's leading with the taxes. we've got to raise more taxes. it's the rich, it's the corporations, tax, tax, tax. i thought we had this debate before. democrats don't seem to understand that taxing americans dampens the economy, hurts small businesses, hurts a lot of americans. republicans don't seem to understand that massive unfocused cuts right now are going to slow down the economy and hurt americans, too. >> you seriously have to wonder whether anyone in washington, in the house, in the senate, in the white house, in the administration, republican, democrat, do they ever go outdoors? do they ever see what happens every day to ordinary americans? people who have been getting crushed economically for the past 10 or 15 years are now getting crushed again, doubly so. the payroll tax has been eliminated. have you checked out the price of gasoline over the past couple of
CNBC
Feb 19, 2013 6:00am EST
't miss pine river's ceo brian taylor. on our radar this morning, we have earnings and the economy. the national home of home builders releases its numbers for fen. after the bell, you have dell that's going to be a focus. the company in the middle of a buyout battle. it's going to be posting quarterly results after the close. our guest hoefs host this morning is sure to have an opinion on all these stories and many others, as well. the always forthcoming ken langone will be joining us on set starting at 7:00 eastern as our guest host for two hours. squawk will be hopping behind the wheel this morning. a week ago, there was a huge controversy that erupted over the tells sla. today our own phil lebeau will be taking the vehicle to boston. we'll get to all this in just a moment. andrew has the morning's top headlines. welcome back. >> thank you, becky. let's talk about the big headlines this morning. the office depot is in talk toes merge with smaller rival office max. expected to be a stock for stokz transaction. the deal could come as early as this week. kayla tousche will be joini
CNN
Feb 21, 2013 4:00pm PST
economy. that's a really, really tiny slice of the thanksgiving pie, people. there is no need to cut from the vulnerable when it should be easy to cut the amount of money we're talking about from other places. so why is all we hear, the republicans won't do this, the democrats won't do that? danielle altman is an economics professor at ncu. daniel, one thing to acknowledge here, finding $85 billion should be no problem. $85 billion is a really small chunk of the change we actually need to find. so even if you cut from the right places, if you cut the right amount, it would hurt people, and i think we have to be honest about that, but the cuts we're talking about right now impact a lot of people, but brutal and dangerous for the economy? >> well, the thick is this. that it's $85 billion until the end of this year, but then we have these cuts maintained, and enlarged in some cases, going forward over the next seven years. so we've got almost $1 trillion in cuts. so if the sequester goes forward -- >> but over that ten-year period, you have to multiply that times ten too. >> but expectations
FOX News
Feb 18, 2013 6:00pm PST
for you. >> and tonight as the american economy burns, i am happy to report that president barack obama successfully completed his 116th round of golf since taking the oath for office and accomplished that that earlier today vacationing in florida on your dime and do so as we speak, more than 12 million americans are looking for work. there are 47 million families dependent on stood stamps, the national debt is a staggering 16 1/2 trillion dollars, 6 of which president obama tacked on by his lonesome. while he's busy working on his golf game, the march sequestration deadline is closer and closer 1.2 trillion in cuts will penalize our pentagon. and the round of golf played one day after our commander-in-chief found time in his busy schedule to hit the links with none other than serial philanderer tiger woods. and the first lady is taking advantage of the tax dollars, on a ski trip in colorado. as far as the outing with president obama and the world famous golfer don't expect to see any video, the white house prohibited from covering the anointed one's activities this weekend. the followi
FOX News
Feb 19, 2013 6:00pm PST
are not smart. they are not fair. they will hurt our economy. they will add hundreds of thousands of americans to the unemployment rolls. this is not abstraction. >> sean: the cuts are not fair, they're going to hurt the economy, what the president didn't mention, the sequester, that was his idea in the first place. >> the man who literally wrote about the book about the budget battle. whose idea was the sequester and did you ever think we had he' get to this point? >> first, it was the white house. it was obama and neighbors went to the democratic leader and harry reid and said this is the solution. >> sean: there you have it the plan that the president is calling not smart, not fair, was actually his solution to quote, saving the economy. again, that's not what we heard today at the white house, what we heard was our commander campaigner in chief reverting back into election mode and bla and using pathetic scare tactics to smear the opposition. sound familiar? you've heard the fear mongering, what i'm about to play is only described as obama's mayen apocalypse, have you questioning whether o
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